Man Exchanges Missile Launcher For New Sneakers

Nice exchange– A missile launcher for new kicks!

Orlando Police Sgt. Barbara Jones holds a surface-to-air missile launcher that had been turned in to the Orlando Police Kicks for Guns 2007 program on Friday. Citizens can turn in a gun with no questions asked and receive a pair of sneakers. The event was held at the Citrus bowl on Church Street. (Orlando Sentinel)

Police had a nice turnout at the “kicks for guns” sneaker exchange in Orlando this weekend. They collected 250 guns and a missile launcher!
FOX News reported:

Police were hoping for a good turnout at their “Kicks for Guns” sneaker exchange Friday, but they weren’t expecting to get a surface-to-air missile launcher.

An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Taking advantage of the exchange’s no-questions-asked policy, the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week.

“I didn’t know what to do with it, so I brought it here,” he told the newspaper. “I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost.”

Besides the missile launcher police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift certificates.

For those keeping track… Last month, a woman in New Jersey woke up and found a missile launcher in her yard.

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